May 24, 2017 Subject:
A Very Good Show
Sherlock Holmes with John Howard is an excellent series. This episode, in particular, demonstrates the fine entertainment in plot, pacing, and acting.
June 27, 2009 Subject:
A great take on the Sherlock Holmes Mysteries
The half hour tv episodes of Sherlock Holmes are very entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Even with the low budget constraints of the show, the acting and chemistry between Holmes and Watson makes up for any short comings this show might have. I have since purchased the entire 39 episodes available on dvd. This is tv's half hour 1950s drama at it's best.
February 26, 2009 Subject:
A Televisual Treat for Holmes Fans
Classic TV - A must for Holmes Fans
this site introduced me to Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes and I shall be for ever grateful. After watching the eight episodes available here, I bought myself to all 37 episodes made on a DVD collection!!
The TV series was never shown in the UK until a few years ago when a satellite channel called Bonanza continually repeated 8 episodes on a daily basis before going bust, They have recently reappeared as the Young@heart channel, repeating the same 8 episodes.
Howard is excellent as Holmes and his Dr Watson is almost as funny as Nigel Bruce was with Basil Rathbone. Archie Duncan (Little John from the 50s British Robin Hood TV series) plays a brilliant, if somewhat grumpy, Inspector Lestrade. The story lines are a little stilted and very dated but all in all, these shows are television history at its best.